June 28, 2009

Motorola’s Latest – Karma QA1 Slider

Permalink: Motorola’s Latest – Karma QA1 Slider by Franz Bicar

This could be Motorola’s next big thing. The Motorola Karma QA1 slider phone will hit markets today and is aimed for social network activities. With the Karma QA1, users will have direct interaction with social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and other services.
The phone basically measures around 3.5 by 2.5 inches, has a [...]

June 26, 2009

RFID Chips on All Phones by Next Year

Permalink: RFID Chips on All Phones by Next Year by Franz Bicar

So what exactly is an RFID chip? What makes it so important? Well from Wikipedia, RFID, otherwise known as Radio-frequency Identification, is the use of an object applied to or incorporated into a product, animal, or person for the purpose of identification and tracking using radio waves. This would allow phones the ability to open [...]


HP Ipaq 910C Review

Permalink: HP Ipaq 910C Review by Franz Bicar

For today, let’s deviate from our usual consumer smartphones and try to look at some of today’s leading business models. Most of these devices include features that are at times missing from today’s smartphone models - given that these devices cost a little bit more. Of course, basic features for performing office tasks are there, [...]

June 25, 2009

Anam’s Bully Filter wins award

Permalink: Anam’s Bully Filter wins award by Jan Harris

Dublin-based Anam, which provides mobile operators with messaging services solutions, has been recognised at the Global Messaging Awards 2009.
The company’s Bully Filter for Telenor was named ‘Best Social Use Application’ at the awards.
Telenor Group, which provides telecommunication services in 13 countries across Europe and Asia, uses Anam’s Parental Control solution to power its [...]

June 24, 2009

Future of Mobile Devices Bright with Intel and Nokia Partnership

Permalink: Future of Mobile Devices Bright with Intel and Nokia Partnership by Franz Bicar

On Tuesday, Intel, the world’s largest semiconductor chip maker, and Nokia, one of the leading manufacturers of mobile phones and mobile devices, announced their partnership in developing future mobile devices. This announcement could serve as the cornerstone for the future of mobile devices and the mobile market.
Both companies are still silent on specific products or [...]

June 23, 2009

Agito announces Blackberry VoIP app

Permalink: Agito announces Blackberry VoIP app by David Masters

Agito has launched a new VoIP app for Blackberry handsets, enabling Blackberry users to make VoIP calls over Wi-Fi.
The app is a development of Agito’s RoamAnywhere Mobility Router, which aims to help businesses integrate unified communications (UC) with mobile devices.
Research in Motion’s (RIM) Blackberry handsets dominate the corporate smartphone market, making a Blackberry app essential [...]


T-Mobile to Introduce the Android myTouch

Permalink: T-Mobile to Introduce the Android myTouch by Franz Bicar

As the Summer for smartphone heats up, another one is being released that will give consumers more choices to choose from. This is T-Mobile’s next Google Android device, named myTouch. This new smartphone will be announced on Monday and will be the carrier’s second device utilizing Google’s open source mobile operating stytem. Last fall, T-Mobile [...]

June 22, 2009

Surveys Indicate Phones Getting More Complicated

Permalink: Surveys Indicate Phones Getting More Complicated by Franz Bicar

You think you know all the features in your smartphone - both inside and out? Well think again. A survey from FoneBank is telling us that nearly two thirds of Britons are having a hard time knowing all of the features on their phones and that mobile phones today are getting way complicated than when [...]

June 20, 2009

Palm Releases Web OS 1.0.3 Update

Permalink: Palm Releases Web OS 1.0.3 Update by Franz Bicar

Not to be outdone with the latest release of Apple’s iPhone 3.0 OS, Palm also released its first updates to their very own Web OS. Palm’s Web OS is at version 1.0.3 and is currently being used by their latest hit, the Palm Pre. Although no new apps were introduced for this release, several key [...]

June 18, 2009

Summer Release for the T-Mobile Dash 3G

Permalink: Summer Release for the T-Mobile Dash 3G by Franz Bicar

The long awaited refresh of the T-Mobile Dash has been released by T-Mobile. The phone, named the T-Mobile Dash 3G, is part of what many is calling the best summer for smartphones, even with the ongoing recession. It started this month with the launch of the Palm Pre and will continue this week with the [...]


iPhone OS 3.0 Officially Released

Permalink: iPhone OS 3.0 Officially Released by Franz Bicar

After months of waiting, the much anticipated iPhone OS 3.0 is finally here. Said to have addressed some of the most awaited features such as copy, cut and paste and push notification, the OS is coming in with a bang! The iPhone OS 3.0 was released to developers last March, and now, it is freely [...]

June 17, 2009

Solar-powered Phone Debuts from Samsung

Permalink: Solar-powered Phone Debuts from Samsung by Franz Bicar

You want to go green? Then maybe this is the phone built especially for you. You don’t only help save the planet, you will also never worry about your phone running out of juice again.
Samsung announced the E1107, it very first solar-powered GSM mobile phone. The E1107, also known as the Crest Solar, can be [...]

June 15, 2009

LG Neon Simple Messaging Phone

Permalink: LG Neon Simple Messaging Phone by Franz Bicar

After the LG Xenon, the Korean company released another phone named the LG Neon. As with the Xenon, the Neon sports similar capabilities, except that it doesn’t have 3G. Also, the Neon has a touch screen, but only for its phone dialer. I guess LG made the Neon a simpler version of the Xenon and [...]

June 12, 2009

BlackBerry Curve 8900 Review

Permalink: BlackBerry Curve 8900 Review by Franz Bicar

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 was released last May. It was praised as a very good messaging smartphone. However, it was criticized for lacking one important feature that seems to be present in today’s smartphones – 3G support. So how good is the Curve 8900? Is 3G capabilities really that important that the devices’ lack thereof [...]

June 11, 2009

Recharge your phone without using the mains?

Permalink: Recharge your phone without using the mains? by Alan Harten

Nokia may not have to worry about deciding whether or not to use the universal charger in the next few years if its newest technology works out, with the ability to charge mobile phones simply by using radio waves.
Aiming for 2013, Nokia hopes to fine tune its technology so that ambient electromagnetic radiation (AER) can [...]

June 10, 2009

Manage WLAN from your iPhone

Permalink: Manage WLAN from your iPhone by David Masters

Network administrators can now manage wireless LANs direct from their iPhone with a new application released this week by Meru.
E(z)RF OnTheGo provides a comprehensive dashboard of WLAN data, formatted specially for the iPhone and iPod Touch, enabling administrators to manage networks from anywhere, at any time..
The dashboard can be customised to user requirements, and [...]


Nokia N97’s Price Tag – Reasonable?

Permalink: Nokia N97’s Price Tag – Reasonable? by Franz Bicar

In a market saturated with competing products, it is very important for market players to be ahead and stay ahead of your competition. May it be through your products features, pricing, additional and post-purchase services or the overall package offered to the consumer. One of the best lures for consumers, of course, is the price. [...]

June 5, 2009

Windows, Google Makes Impression at Computex

Permalink: Windows, Google Makes Impression at Computex by Franz Bicar

In this year’s Computex exhibition held in Taipei, Taiwan, two companies showcased what it can do with two different technologies. First we have In Technology, a Chinese company based in Guangzhou China, who showed what it calls the world’s first Windows XP phone. The phone, named xpPhone, can wake Windows from standby mode to receive [...]

June 4, 2009

Nokia pilots indoor mobile navigation

Permalink: Nokia pilots indoor mobile navigation by David Masters

Mobile phones that help users navigate around complicated buildings such as shopping centres, hospitals, and universities could soon be available if a Nokia trial proves successful.
The handset maker is currently testing a pilot mobile indoor positioning system at Kamppi Shopping Centre in Helsinki, Finland.
To use the pilot system, shoppers download trial software to their mobile [...]

June 2, 2009

TxtNation grabs industry award

Permalink: TxtNation grabs industry award by David Masters

TxtNation won a prestigious industry award this week at the annual Mobile Advertising and Marketing Awards (MAMA) in London.
The mobile messaging and content provider took the overall top prize on the back of its recently-launched e-commerce mobile app, the mENABLE Widget.
The widget allows mobile phone users to pay for mobile apps, ringtones and games using [...]